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Texas ‘Frack Master’ bilked investors out of millions

NEW YORK — Texas oilman Chris Faulkner built a high-profile public persona, raised millions for his oil and gas ventures and courted politicians. But the SEC has alleged that behind the scenes, he cheated investors out of $80 million to fund a “debauched” jet-setting lifestyle.

U.S. Treasury Secretary urges Senate to act on Puerto Rico debt

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Monday called on the Senate to take immediate action this week to address Puerto Rico’s $70 billion debt crisis before the critical July 1 deadline for the island territory’s next debt payments.

Supreme Court backs abortion rights, tosses Texas law

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Texas abortion law imposing strict regulations on doctors and facilities in the strongest endorsement of abortion rights in America in more than two decades.

Five killed in Colorado Amtrak train-car crash

DENVER — Three children and two adults were killed in Colorado on Sunday when an Amtrak passenger train collided with a minivan in Las Animas County in the southern part of the U.S. state, state police said.

Flooding in West Virginia kills 24 people

West Virginia’s three most devastated counties and possibly others will receive federal assistance after the state’s worst flooding in more than a century killed at least 24 people, officials said on Saturday.

Baltimore judge clears second officer in Freddie Gray death

BALTIMORE — Baltimore police officer Caesar Goodson Jr. on Thursday became the second officer cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of injuries sustained while in police custody.

Gun control bid fizzles out in Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Another attempt at gun control fell short in Congress on Thursday despite outrage at the Orlando massacre, as senators failed to back a proposed ban on fi rearms sales to people being monitored for links to terrorism.

Split Supreme Court blocks Obama immigration plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Barack Obama’s plan to spare millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation in a split ruling that heartened political foes who had accused him of overstepping his powers.

Democrats hold ‘sit-in,’ seek vote on gun control

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democrats staged a “sit-in” on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday demanding the chamber remain in session until the Republican leadership agrees to a vote on gun control legislation following the Orlando mass shooting.

Rubio seeks re-election to Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio will seek re-election to his U.S. Senate seat, he announced on Wednesday, reversing a pledge not to run and saying the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency worries him.

Glimmer of hope’ seen for compromise gun control bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senators pushed for a compromise gun control bill on Tuesday, a day after the Senate failed to advance four gun measures following last week’s mass shooting in Orlando, the deadliest in modern U.S. history.

Clinton: Trump presidency would be ‘disastrous’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democrat Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that if Republican rival Donald Trump wins the White House, it will be a disaster for the U.S. economy, predicting a “Trump recession.”

Trump shrugs off funding lag

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican Donald Trump said on Tuesday his “unlimited” trove of personal wealth would help compensate for his poor presidential campaign fundraising, even as he took steps to court new donors to help win the White House.

Solar plane takes on the Atlantic, round-the-world bid

NEW YORK — An airplane powered solely by energy from the sun headed across the Atlantic early on Monday, on one of the longest legs of the first-ever flight around the globe without using a drop of fuel.